Samsung has reportedly kicked-off the mass production of its Galaxy S7-bound Exynos 8890 chip

Samsung has reportedly kicked-off the mass production of its Galaxy S7-bound Exynos 8890 chip
The rumor mill is churning rumors on an hourly basis and it's quite easy to get lost in all the speculations that flow around. One of the latest rumors that hit us regards a Samsung chipset that will most likely dethrone the Exynos 7420 and become the most powerful entity in the maker's chip portfolio. 

Dubbed the Exynos 8890, the chip is now rumored to already be in production, a little earlier than the previously-hinted December manufacturing kick-off. Samsung is prepping itself to put it in one of the version of its upcoming Galaxy S7 flagship

Could this mean that Samsung wants to push the announcement of this anticipated handset earlier than expected? Well, such a thought is not ridiculous at all. As a reminder, the latter is expected to hit us in February 2016 and arrive in two versions - one with the already-mentioned Exynos 8890 and another one with Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 820 chip.

As far as the Exynos 8890 is concerned, previously leaked info suggested that it's an octa-core, 64-bit silicon clocked at 2.4GHz. We believe it will be powered by custom ARMv8 cores. Similar to the Exynos 7420, the upcoming Samsung chipset is once again expected to be built on a 14nm FinFET manufacturing process, which is currently the lowest the giant can go. The more memorable of you probably remember that Sammy is gearing to switch to a superior 10nm manufacturing process sometime in late 2016. This means that the Exynos 8890's chances of being a 10nm chipset are essentially zero.

Geekbench benchmarks allegedly showing how the Exynos 8890 might perform also popped up, and while these need to be taken with lots of salt, they hint that Samsung's upcoming chip might certainly impress. To sum it up, the silicon scored 2,304 points in Geekbench's single-thread test, as well as 8,038 points in the multi-thread one. Simply put, this is 1.75 times better than Apple A9's multi-thread result and merely 1.1 times punier in the single-thread test.

It's about to get quite interesting on the chipset market in the coming months, considering that the Exynos 8890 is reportedly just one of the three new chips Samsung is preparing.



1. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Those scores are crazy, definitely worth the upgrade. I just hope the GPU gets at least 100fps in T-Rex

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Wishful Thinking. No New Android Phone Ever Beats The Latest iPhone By More Than .1 FPS LOL. Probably Something Like 30+ For The 1080p Test And 45+ For The 720p Test.

10. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Careful when using the word "ever", we'll don't know what the future holds.

27. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It Was Kind Of A Joke, I Didn't Mean Ever As In I Know The Future Kind Of Way.

11. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015 Judging by this it should be much better than A9 GPU

28. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yes ,Yes It Should But The Same Stuff Was Said Last Year About The E7420 And The S6. The Next Exynos May Have The Better GPU But Its Powering A QHD Screen And Despite Rendering Games In 1080p It Will Still Affect The FPS. A Lot Of Phones Should Outperform The iPhone But They Just Don't Because Of The Optimization Of IOS And The Lower Resolution Of The Screen.

15. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

T760MP8 beats the GX6450 by ~ 25% So considering the 6S gets 80fps, it could happen

24. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The 6s Gets 60fps not 80.

30. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Man!! You are so amusing. You should try acting in films, who knows you might indeed be the greatest successor to Jim Carrey.

13. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Maybe in off screen scores. The native resolution of most Android phones is too high to produce 100fps.

19. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Or set to the desired resolution (3rd party or the new Samsung app).

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

For most? Samsung only has a few phones with 1440p, probably not very many with 1080p either. The majority of them are likely 720p. Those if they had this chipset would certainly hit 100FPS most likely if the display is less than 5". But a phone liek that would never get this chipset, so I guess we wont ever find out. Also, I dont think we need 100FPS. 60FPS is more than enough, based on your posts on what's always enough...right? :-)

25. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

If the leak is true, Exynos 8890 gets 109 fps there.

3. tahnik

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

Off topic but apparently Blackberry priv is a better device than Xperia Z5 according to PA's review

5. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Im not really surprised.

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

We need more OEMS to use a godly chip like this

6. euklidis

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Galaxy Note 5 scores 5200+ points dear PhoneArena!

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Mine scored 4934, but I have junk on mine which probably brings the score down. I am sure one fresh out the box with no apps installed would do better. Also, I've noticed US versions tend to not score as high as International models, do to the carrier bloat of US models. Also, I think PA purposely puts lower numbers to put it closer to their beloved iPhone, because they want to make it seem Samsung devices aren't much faster.

7. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I hate fanboys but this news is making my fanboy senses tingle. Me=confused.

8. vladimir86

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 15, 2011

I fought iPhone 6s actor insingle-thread is 2500...

9. majedlutfi

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

8k points!!!???? wtf?

12. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

It is getting there with my Intel i7 960 lol

14. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

That multi core is equal to single core's intel skylake cpu lol , judging day is near :/

18. Cslfiero

Posts: 68; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

Arm processors do not have a pci control interface. Raw processing power hasn't so much caught up as x86 has dialed back. The processing power of phones is in other words rivaled by the new found low power consumption of computers. Besides, both are now made at 14nm which is very close to the theoretical limit of silicon. The practical limit is probably higher, maybe 10nm will be the last update before processors are made of iridium/cost 10000 dollars.

16. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

But does this concern US customers? Will we get this chip? Bet we get the 820 which will be a bummer.

17. Cslfiero

Posts: 68; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

What bummer? Exynos will be marginally faster, sd will have slight advantage in power consumption. Both are lte cat 10 so it's a choice between banging a hot chick or her shy secretly kinkier sister.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I'll take both, but the shy kinkier sister is probably a

23. Xx93_M_93xX

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 07, 2015

they design a new phone directly after simple hardware improvement just like a machine gun of phones. this company is standing on the throat ... hahaha

26. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

yet another reason why the 6 line is half baked and already receiving fire sale offers and discounts. 6 months after release and s7 is in production. probably will never see marshmallow either.

29. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

I think Samsung needs to fix the software and not making higher specs each time, because there is a limit in making newest hardware, but not fixing and improving the system.

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